|1.||of the most normal, frequent, or regular type; customary: that's the usual sort of application to send|
|2.||ordinary or commonplace events (esp in the phrase out of the usual)|
|3.||informal the usual the habitual or usual drink, meal, etc|
|[C14: from Late Latin ūsuālis ordinary, from Latin ūsus|
In the normal, habitual, or accustomed way, as in As usual, he forgot to put away the milk. This idiom was first recorded in 1716. Also see business as usual.